“Fruit is always the miraculous, the created; it is never the result of willing, but always a growth. The fruit of the Spirit is a gift of God, and only He can produce it. They who bear it know as little about it as the tree knows of its fruit. They know only the power of Him on whom their life depends.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Fruit of the Spirit” is a biblical term that sums up the nine visible attributes of a true Christian life—characteristics of life lived in Christ. Translated, when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, rather than forces of the “flesh,” the Spirit will produce the nine–fold “fruit” that characterize all who truly walk led by the Holy Spirit. Fruit of the Spirit is a physical manifestation of a Christian’s transformed life. Join us this week as Pastor Fred concludes a sermon series entitled “So What Does it Look Like to LOVE Your Neighbor?” with a sermon titled “Free At Last” based on the scripture found in Galatians Chapter 5. When Christ truly becomes the center of our life, we are set free to live, to serve, and to transform the world.
SUMC is excited to announce a new book study based on the book “Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know” on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm beginning September 7th in which you will experience the world’s religions from all angles. This study will be facilitated by Norm LaDuke and held in our Main Office classroom. All are welcomed and encouraged to join in, so please show up on September 7th or call our office at (928)282-1780 for more info.
Our Adult Chancel Choir is beginning a new and exciting season with practices on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. We would love for any and all individuals who love to sing to come and join in on the fun. Our Chancel Choir sings most Sunday’s during the year from September thru May. For information please call our church office at (928)282-1780 or visit our website @ www.sedonaumc.org.
Sunday morning worship is always a spirit filled time offering moving times of prayer and devotion, joyous music, and life messages designed to help you walk in growing your personal relationship with Christ. Worship is upbeat and lively, we laugh, we cry, and most of all, everyone is welcomed as family. Worship begins at 9:30am—we look forward to seeing you Sunday! 100 Indian Cliffs Road, off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona.
Worship is followed by our ever popular “Fellowship Time” of greeting featuring the best coffee, home baked sweet treats and friendship anywhere. Plan to make a morning of it because once you’re here you won’t want to leave. We look forward to meeting and greeting and welcoming you! There are so many exciting things happening at Sedona UMC. Sunday school is offered for the kids during worship as well as a staffed nursery. Adult Sunday school meets at 10:45 am. We also offer a Men’s Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 9 am, and our Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursday mornings at 9:45 am. If evenings work better, join our Monday evening group that gathers at 6 pm. There is something for everyone and our groups would love to welcome you. Like us on Facebook and visit our website at www.sedonaumc.org. Are you in need of prayer or know someone who is? Prayer requests are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org